Soccer star and heartthrob David Beckham did not make the British Olympic team for the upcoming summer games in London.
“Naturally I am very disappointed, but there will be no bigger supporter of the team than me,” Beckham, 37, said. “I would have been honored to have been part of this unique Team GB squad. Like everyone, I will be hoping they can win the gold.”
Beckham was reportedly given the news that he didn’t make the team Wednesday night, via a phone call from coach Stuart Pearce.
The father of four was hopeful earlier this month that he would make the team, saying, “I’m very proud of what I’ve achieved in my career so far,” in an interview with Meredith Vieira on the Today show. “I’ve obviously played for the national team for quite a few years, and now I want to represent the G.B. team in the Olympics.”